The Best Hardcore / Metalcore / Deathcore

1.  Kvelertak - Meir 190
2.  Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent 153
3.  Heaven Shall Burn - Veto 135
4.  The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer 132
5.  Born Of Osiris - Tomorrow We Die Alive 107
6.  Castevet - Obsian 37
7.  All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature 27
8.  Breakdown Of Sanity - Perception 22
9.  Misery Signals - Absent Light 14
10.  Trivium - Vengeance Falls (write-in vote) 10
11.  Protest The Hero - Volition (write-in vote) 9
12.  Hatebreed - The Divinity Of Purpose (write-in vote) 7
  Shai Hulud - Reach Beyond The Sun 7
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All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature

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The sophomore album by the relentless All Pigs Must Die serves as a proof that their great debut wasn't a fluke. Then again, when you get some of the people behind acts like Converge or The Hope Conspiracy to make an album, there's no doubt about the quality of the product. Their brand of hardcore punk is viscious, crusty, disturbing, groovy and all in all a major punch in the gut.

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Born Of Osiris - Tomorrow We Die Alive

Polarizing as a Born Of Osiris album that focuses on keyboard usage rather than heavy technical guitar riffs, Tomorrow We Die Alive is nevertheless the most logical next step after the widespread success of The Discovery in 2011. Songs are at their most catchy and melodic but without sacrificing the extremity that has become a staple of the band's style. Having simplified their sound in terms of technicality, Tomorrow We Die Alive showcases the band's new-found atmospheric leanings brilliantly.

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Breakdown Of Sanity - Perception

It's amazing what a group of skilled musicians with a DIY attitude are capable of achieving in the metal scene. This Swiss outfit stick to their guns and play it safe in terms of boundary-pushing, but they also know exactly how to write songs - and, more importantly, how to write an album. The technical proficiency is at its peak on Perception, and each track follows a natural progression buoyed by typical -core elements: brutal breakdowns and soaring melodic leads. Breakdown Of Sanity is a band you'll want to keep an eye on.

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Castevet - Obsian

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The adventurous Castevet choose to operate outside the boundaries of hardcore with their second release. Obsian is a blackening of a post-hardcore sound which is as rhythmically gripping as it is progressively inclined. Playing to a style all their own, Castevet create an irregular aura within these uniquely perplexing tunes, which will engage you with the purposeful yet meandering lines of guitar.

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Heaven Shall Burn - Veto

Heaven Shall Burn have always been a band able to write stuff that's as catchy as it is violent (violent it is, that's bloody damn sure), and Veto is no exception. With emotion at the tip of every riff, and Hansi Kürsch guesting on an ultra heavy rendition of his own "Valhalla", this is Heaven Shall Burn at their best!

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Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent

Jesse Leach is back and you can bet that Killswitch Engage aren't going to waste the opportunity with their latest release. Disarm The Descent is a passionate return to form, capturing the intensity and forlorn atmosphere of previous releases, almost paying homage to their own sound. Catchy, honest, and tinged with some more brutal elements, these Americans have legitimized their elite status in the scene with yet another exemplary display of modern metalcore.

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Kvelertak - Meir

Some heavy black metal spicing on punk'n roll hardcore, or something like this, that's Kvelertak for sure! Coming back with their second album, these Norwegians are bent on breaking necks with their ultra-catchy mix of heavy riffing, mosh parts and punk energy. With this no-filler Meir, you'll mosh and headbang 'til you drop. The perfect adrenaline surge for a party!

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Misery Signals - Absent Light

Can't get enough of all that superheavy insanitechnical deathcore and metalcore that's taken the scene by storm so rapidly in the past few years? The unofficial pioneers of that sound are back with the heavily anticipated Absent Light, which in every way imaginable lives up to the enormous expectations set before it. Intricate and perfectly structured with an abundance of catchy and technical riffs makes for one of the most aggressive, yet thoughtful metalcore albums to be released in 2013. Misery Signals are back.

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Shai Hulud - Reach Beyond The Sun

The top-notch songwriting and striking vocals that Shai Hulud offer us in Reach Beyond The Sun are rare. Their hardcore - combined with metallic riffs, furious lyrics and a very melodious approach - conveys so much emotion but is also aggressive and confrontational at the same time. Reach Beyond The Sun takes no prisoners and is an album worthy of much praise.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer

After quite a few years and albums, it's just amazing to see that The Dillinger Escape Plan haven't lost an iota of their insanity. As usual, the band jumps through an immense kaleidoscope of influences and atmospheres. The tension is present throughout the whole album yet oddly enough the music remains accessible, catchy, and even funny at some points. It might take a while, but a great order can be found in the midst of all the chaos.

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